Diary April 5, 1945

German soldiers marching into captivity
German soldiers pass through their destroyed homeland into captivity.
Diary for Thursday, April 5, 1945:

Western Front

Allied forces cross river Weser. 18 US divisions begin clearance of Ruhr Pocket.


US forces, pushing south, encounter first line of Japanese defenses.

Home Fronts

Japan: Koiso Cabinet falls; Admiral Suzuki forms new administration.


Russo-Japanese Nonaggression Pact denounced by Russia a year in advance of agreed expiry date.

Sea War

PacificOperation Tengo: last operational Japanese battleship – Yamato – is to be sacrificed in suicidal attempt to reach Okinawa, where she will be deliber­ately run aground.

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